I don’t often get excited after finding out my lunch has passed its prime. Especially when I was looking forward to it. Today tells a different story.
Before I jump into WIAW, brought into existence by Jenn I think everyone should check out yesterday’s post. Peanut Butter Fudge Triple Layer Cups will make this boring night so much better! I am really enamored by the consistency cornflakes bring to a dessert. The crunchy layers hold the flavor and add a home style depth. I don’t know about you, but whenever corn is involved, I immediately think down-home, comfort food. Corn on the cob, frozen corn, corn casserole, creamed corn, corn chowder, grits…and cornflakes of course.
My choice to “make the next vegan decision” has not been on the forefront of my mind as much as I thought it would be. I don’t find it hard to be vegan and most of my eats were already even when I started eating the throw-away non-vegan food. That transition hasn’t been too big in my mind. I do feel, I don’t know, nicer maybe? I feel like I am living a more authentic version of myself, nothing I have to keep in wraps.
When I started eating non-vegan for a few months, even though the change was motivated mostly by reducing waste, I thought I was kind of hiding. I didn’t come out with a statement or anything, but I definitely wasn’t truthful to my teammates and friends who supported my veganism the most. I felt shady.
The feeling is no longer there. I feel light and free and most importantly, I feel like Ellie.
I still have not preached to anyone or even mentioned my choices. The other day when I put Daiya cheese on my beans and rice instead of regular, my coworker asked why I did that and I simply said, I want this cheese. I like it more. This is actually true, but more specifically, I am not ready for confrontation especially from this coworker who likes to turn most things into a debate. I don’t feel it’s necessary yet as I just regained my veganism a week or so ago.
Maybe sometime I will be able to compassionately answer, but I don’t feel like it now.
Ok, time for WIAW!
Oatmeal with cinnamon, protien powder, coconut flour, walnuts and raisins. Apples on the side. A nice change of pace. I ran out of bananas (ok, I have 2 but they aren’t brown enough for me) so I’m excited to make other breakfasts this week. Yesterday was a breakfast burrito and today was oats. My run this morning was COLD! My snot froze to my lip (TMI?) and my hands froze because my hand warmers were terrible. A nice warm breakfast was needed. I’m on a mission to try a different bowl of pats or breakfast as much as I can. Wish me luck 🙂
Ok, lunch was supposed to be vegan chicken salad and tortilla chips (Beanitos are so good right now!) Picture me all excited to dive into this, which I was because I don’t eat it often ($$)…and it’s tasting really funky…not good. Rather than do what I normally do, eat it anyway, I make the grown up decision to throw it away and get something else. I just shouldn’t eat expired food. It’s really bad for me. Duh Ellie.
So this brings us to second lunch! I ran over to CTB and got a current scone. Toasted it and stabbed some Earth Balance and cinnamon sugar on one half (I dip the other half in coffee) and all was right in the world. Tomorrow I am making scones. There, I said it so it’s happening.
I decided to kick it old school with a burrito filled with almond butter, jam, granola and a banana. Eaten with my favorite bowl of greens.
A sweet and simple ABC Chocolate Chip cookie. Bigger than my hand and fit nicely in my belly
Have you ever eaten expired food?
What is your favorite go-to lunch?